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Ritz Paris Opens After 4-Year Remodel

The Ritz Paris is celebrating its 2016 reopening after an unprecedented four year renovation.

The project cost an estimated €400m (~$500m US), well over the initial estimate of €140m (source).

The legendary hotel was founded by Swiss entrepreneur César Ritz in 1898, and is the basis of the meaning “ritzy.” The hotel is famed as the stomping ground of figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway. You’ll find a dedicated Coco Chanel Suite, and Hemingway Bar in their honor.

The bar is aptly named in Hemingway's honor, where he is said to have spent the 1920s.

The bar is aptly named in Hemingway’s honor, where he is said to have spent the 1920s.

The hotel now features the world’s first Chanel branded spa; an underground swimming pool with 800,000 mosaic tiles, and a revamp of the interior detailing that is iconic to the Ritz: delicate silks, draped curtains and gilded mirrors.

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The bar is aptly named in Hemingway’s honor, where he is said to have spent the 1920s.
“When I dream of afterlife in heaven, the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz,” Hemingway once said of the hotel.

Coco Chanel Suite inspired by Coco Chanel, who lived at the Ritz for decades

Coco Chanel Suite inspired by Coco Chanel, who lived at the Ritz for decades

The legendary hotel opened its 71 opulent rooms and 71 suites including 15 one-of-a-kind Prestige Suites. It features three restaurants, three bars (including famed Bar Hemingway) and gorgeous gardens and terraces with retractable roofs. The historic Salon Proust offers Ritz afternoon tea, while the Ritz Club, with its indoor pool and modern fitness center, welcomes CHANEL au Ritz Paris, the exclusive area dedicated to the art of CHANEL skin care. A discreet tunnel is available for completely private guest arrivals and departures.

Ritz Paris Fine Dining Restaurant, L'Espadon

Ritz Paris Fine Dining Restaurant, L’Espadon

 

The Piscine at the luxurious Ritz Paris, featuring over 800,000 mosaic tiles

Le Piscine at the luxurious Ritz Paris, featuring over 800,000 mosaic tiles

Visit our specials page for exclusive offers for your Ritz Paris stay, exclusively available through Santa Barbara Travel Bureau

 

Contact Corinne Hart by calling 805.969.7746 or email chart@sbtravel.com